The discussions are the reason to come to Slashdot, and the beta trivializes them entirely. It looks like the comment section on a generic news site.
The comments now look like an afterthought, whereas they used to be the primary focus of the site.
and since E=mC^2
177,249 gigajoules/C^2 ~= 1.97 milligrams
I think that's why schools are still teaching Fortran, they are actually teaching numerical methods, not just programming, at least in the engineering programs. In fact, Numerical Methods was the title of my first Fortran class.
All the simple programs have been written.